The Internet Usage Behaviour and Access Patterns of the Patients to the Health Information on the Internet


ZÜLFİKAR H.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.1, pp.46-52, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-52
  • Keywords: Health research, online attitudes of patients, online health information analyses

Abstract

The fast change in the world of internet is also revealed in health sector which led to changes in both the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses together with some particular changes in patients' perceptions, attitude and behaviour. The patients who once used to be just passive information receivers have turned into active information users based on this structural change and this, in turn, led to differentiations in patient-medical doctor relationships.